Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


Affiliated chapters of ABAI are local, state/provincial, regional, or national organizations that support the field of behavior analysis in specific geographic locations. Chapters range in size from a handful to hundreds of members. Organizational structures vary from chapter to chapter. ABAI encourages all of its members to become involved with the chapters in their locations. Many chapters hold conferences or regular workshops and provide terrific networks for behavior analysts. For more information about ABAI chapters, including links to chapter websites, click here.


Affiliated Chapters Board

Objective: To strengthen, support, and coordinate ABAI affiliated chapters.


Board Coordinator

Gordon Bourland (2020–2026)


Council Liaison

Marcelo Benvenuti (2023–2026)


Board Members
  • Usifo Edward Asikhia (20222025)
  • Wafa A. Aljohani (20192026)
  • Frank Cicero (20192026)
  • Nasiah Cirincione-Ulezi (20202026)
  • Janice Huber (20192026)
  • Fabio Tosolin (20192025)



ABAI Behavior Analyst Credentialing and Licensing Committee

The ABAI Behavior Analyst Credentialing and Licensing Committee is a group of senior ABA professionals with significant knowledge, experience, and expertise regarding the development and implementation of procedures regarding public policies related to the licensing of behavior analysts. The members are appointed by the ABAI Executive Council and serve at its pleasure. Organizationally, the committee operates as a committee of the ABAI Affiliated Chapters Board.


The committee provides technical assistance and resources for ABAI affiliated chapters related to licensure of behavior analysts by governmental entities. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, consulting in person or remotely, making presentations at affiliated chapter meetings, providing resources related to effectively promoting and maintaining behavior analyst licensure, and conducting workshops and training activities.


The committee provides technical assistance and resources upon request of the governing body or designated representative of affiliated chapters. The Committee does not provide legal counsel or services.


Click here for an operational overview of the ABAI Behavior Analyst Credentialing and Licensing Committee.


Chair: Gordon Bourland (2020–2026)


Committee Members:

Grant Gautreaux (2018–2027)

John Guercio (2018–2027)

Bobby Newman (20222025)

John Scibak (2019–2025)

Sherry Serdikoff (2020–2026)

Ivana Trellova (2023–2026)


For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact:

Gordon Bourland, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA



Modifed by Eddie Soh